There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. While the first is the condition of a free society, the second means as De Tocqueville describes it, ‘a new form of servitude.’
Women as art has almost always been focused upon. There’s neither point, purpose, or benefit in denying that. After all, women’s bodies are some of Heaven’s best work. Failing to internalize that and enjoy it is, more than likely, a sin – for whatever value of sin your faith has. 😉
I periodically post altered or altered context and/or genre Disney Princesses. This small set might be the most heretical to-date. Adeptus Princeps, or Disney Princesses as Warhammer 40K Space Marines might be pushing it a bit, but I love it – perhaps more than the Inquisition’s Ordo Hereticus might allow. 😉
Unfortunately, especially in any artistic endeavor that is anything approaching dystopian, the anti-mimesis put forth by Oscar Wilde in 1889, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life,” is wrong. In those cases life doesn’t imitate art, it actively upstages it. 🙁
But, on what must be declared to pass as the bright side, it does provide strong evidence for the Divine. There must be at least one God, because no truly random universe could be so consistently pernicious.
See? All it takes to turn smut into art is to make it black and white. 😆 It’s like that, at least where photography is concerned. You just have to desaturate your porn and it becomes artistic. Play with the focus, sharpness, and contrast, and it could even end up in a gallery. 😉
Yeah, it’s true. She’s a bit narcissistic, but that’s both OK and understandable. She’s more than quite cute and quite beautiful as well. A bit – or more than a bit – of self-love seems appropriate to me. 😉
But, what’s sad is how few, especially among the younger Millennials and Gen Z won’t get the humor in this. Since actually teaching classical art is now “racist,” not many under 45 are going to recognize this work as a riff upon- or homage to Carvaggio’s “Narcissus.” Even worse, since they’ve also decided that teaching Greek history and mythology is “racist,” the broken, younger generations don’t even have the education to know who Narcissus was!